Spring Clean or Another Poem?

Do I really want to bother
with housework today?

I would really much rather
sit down here and play
with words on the computer
than soap up a lather
in a bucket
or the washing machine.

I’d rather write poems
than make everything clean!

Kim M. Russell, 19th April 2021

Retro vector poster. With housewife stock illustration

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My response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille: Come ‘bother’ up a poem

De is back to bother us this Monday with the quadrille and the word ‘bother’.

70 thoughts on “Spring Clean or Another Poem?

  1. Oh Kim, I am with you 100% on this one! I forced myself to do some spring cleaning today, but only after I had written two poems. My friend had a fridge magnet which said ‘It’s me or the house: we can’t both be beautiful.’ In my case it’s my poetry or the house…

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      1. I’ve been up since six and only managed to rad and comment on 14 poems on Twitter – I’m having a breakfast break at the moment, Not sure when I’ll get a chance to write my NaPoWriMo poem for today or continue reading and commenting on dVerse. The main thing is that it’s all poetry!

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      2. All poetry is all good! But yes, you really have your work cut out as the quadrille count is now 46, and don’t they sometimes get about 200 poems on #TopTweetTuesday?

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    1. Usually I have a set writing time, Ron, from early morning until just before lunchtime, which leaves me the afternoon for important or pressing chhores.


  2. I’m with you on this one, Kimster. I feel like I’m a different person this month, glued to the keyboard. I’m not sure My Beloved Sandra still recognizes me. Write on!

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  3. I’d rather write poems
    than make everything clean!

    It is a good choice, Kim, when one chooses to be poetically productive than being led off by being productive with housework. It registers lots of satisfaction and upped the sense of achievement.


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